"The Supreme Court is about to decide whether to sabotage Trump’s election theft trial."
"The justices had their shot to hear Trump’s immunity appeal. Now they need to stop delaying his criminal trial. the most important question looming over Trump’s election theft case is what the Supreme Court does next.
Trump’s lawyers will almost certainly ask the Supreme Court to stay the DC Circuit’s mandate, as part of a formal request that the justices hear Trump’s immunity claim. If the Supreme Court grants that request, that will further delay Trump’s criminal trial — potentially until it is too late for Trump to be tried prior to the election...Supreme Court review of this case would serve no legitimate purpose, because we don’t really need another court to tell us that the president can’t order Navy SEALs to assassinate his political rivals.
Should the Court decide that it needs to review this case, that would be an enormous gift to Trump — one that could potentially lead to Trump getting off scot-free without ever being tried for his attempt to steal an election." - VOX
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Test your understanding
- Which of the current three Supreme Court Justices worked to stop the Florida recount that helped Bush Jr. become President?
- Which current Republican Senator worked on the Bush campaign's legal team and helped stopped the recount?
- Who was involved with both the Brooks Brother riots to stop the Florida recount in 2000 and the Jan 6th insurrection in 2021?
- Which Senator with strong ties to the Bush family voted to confirm Kavanaugh?
- Which two people on this map did Trump pardon for their crimes?
"Assassinate a political rival?"
One is that Trump’s arguments are laughably weak. At oral arguments in this case, known as United States v. Trump, Judge Florence Pan asked Trump’s lawyer if a former president could be prosecuted if he sold pardons or military secrets, or if he ordered “SEAL Team 6 to assassinate a political rival.” The former president’s lawyer responded that, under Trump’s legal theory, a president who ordered such a murder would be immune from prosecution unless he was first impeached and convicted by the Senate.
Do we really need the highest court in the land to weigh in on whether the president of the United States is above the law, and is even immune from prosecution for attempting to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States? - VOX
TakeAway: No one is above the law, especially insurrectionists who would overthrow democracy to cling to power. Demand Justices act ethically.
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